You've heard the term "Taking a Leap of Faith" and how people use it and apply it to their life. Well this weekend I took one myself. Maybe the faith part is a bit much, but I did take a leap. A leap outside my comfort zone. I was a little nervous at first but in the end I had a great time and even learned a few things.
Over the weekend I took a road trip to visit a guy that I meet a few weeks back in New Orleans. I didn't really know him that well, but I decided to visit him in Austin over the weekend.
Now women in general tend to be a little skeptical these days. We worry if we meet a guy on his turf, will he chop us up into little bits. Which in a way, I suppose it's a good thing to be a little cautious. However, sometimes that fear also makes someone rather unadventurous and boring.
Granted, was I a little worried? Sure, it's not like I google stalked this guy and knew everything about him prior to meeting up with him. I only knew what he had told me about himself from when we meet.
So I head to Austin with my bag backed and butterflies in my tummy. I get there and we head to dinner at a popular sushi spot. As we waited the hour to be seated for dinner, we sat had a few drinks and refreshed each others memory and learned a few new things about each other. Later, we met up with a few of his friends and had fun night out.
The next day we grabbed some lunch at this great burger place he suggested and then walked around South Congress looking at random shops. It was just a cool, random, hanging out kind of afternoon.
Later we grabbed some food at Trudy's and headed to a bar to watch a rugby match he was wanting to see. Now, I don't know the first thing about rugby, but he told me the basic rundown of the sport and I followed along as his team pulverized themselves to try and win. They didn't, but taking the shots in honour of his team were pretty tasty!
All in all it was a great weekend and I'm glad I decided to put on my big girl panties. I'm glad I took the leap and go outside my comfort bubble to have a good time. I mean, there wasn't one time where I didn't enjoy myself. Now will will catch me doing this all the time? No, I won't get that crazy.
A question was asked of me several times and that was, "Do you guys plan on seeing each other again?" The answer is there's no plans to at the moment. He said we'd have to do it again, but there's nothing set. And you know, I'm not going to force it. If it happens, it happens.
If nothing else I realized something. I realized that I can have fun with someone, be completely comfortable around them and be myself. I also realized that there still are some guys out there that can be gentlemanly and be nice to me. It was nice having someone think that you're pretty enough and cool enough to have you meet his friends and hold your hand in public. It was nice to feel like he really enjoyed my company and that I wasn't just a piece of meat to him.
The leap was a good one and I'm glad that I took a chance. Where will it go and what will happen now? I have no idea...and maybe nothing will happen, but sometimes you just need to enjoy the moment.
(sorry if you're not a Celine Dion fan)